Thung Khe Pass, Mai Chau
Thung Khe Pass, Mai Chau

Thung Khe Pass, Mai Chau

The Thung Khe Pass (also known as the White Rock Pass, White Cliff Pass) is in between Mai Chau and Tan Lac Districts of Hoa Binh Province. The Thung Khe Pass offers commanding views of the mountains, valleys and villages below. The top of the pass is often covered in fog in the summer.

 If you travel from Hanoi, once you pass the Thung Khe Pass, the road goes down and fork that if you turn left you go to Mai Chau Valley, if you turn right you head further into the Northwest of Vietnam.

A view of the mountains at the Thung Khe Pass, Mai Chau, Hoa Binh
A view of the mountains at the Thung Khe Pass, Mai Chau, Hoa Binh

If you do not travel on the Thung Khe Pass but take the right turn instead, you’ll be traveling below the pass. This route is off the beaten path with captivating landscape of the Ba Khan Lake, Go Lao Waterfall, valleys and villages. You’ll adore the scenery all the way until this route meets Route 6 again near Mai Chau Valley.

Rice fields and valleys below the Thung Khe Pass
Rice fields and valleys below the Thung Khe Pass

 

The views are often breathtaking
The views are often breathtaking

 

Once on the higher point of the pass, a look back provides great views
Once on the higher point of the pass, a look back provides great views

 

The landscape is pristine
The landscape is pristine

 

Below the Thung Khe Pass, there's a backroad with idyllic landscape
Below the Thung Khe Pass, there's a backroad with idyllic landscape

 

It is peaceful at the end of a day
It is peaceful at the end of a day

 

Amazing mountains
Amazing mountains

 

Lovely rice fields and valleys
Lovely rice fields and valleys

 

The road leads up to the pass from the valley
The road leads up to the pass from the valley